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Job Details - Assistant University Counsel
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN
Category Description:
In-House Counsel
Job Type:
Job Information
Position Description:

The Assistant University Counsel will serve as a direct report to the University Counsel and Assistant to the President and provide legal advice and counsel necessary and desirable to serve the University’s legal interest. Draft, review, analyze, and negotiate contracts, particularly real estate related documents. Work closely with and support the Campus Planning Office on matters before the State Building Commission. Provide legal interpretation or opinion, establishing mechanisms and following steps to maintain awareness of current developments in the area of law and education. Advise top administrators, faculty, and staff on matters of legal concern; inform individual employees and/or entire departments of potential practices which may lead to individual or institutional liability. Recommend the implementation or revision of policies and procedures as needed. Communicate to the University community current legal practices or positions held by the Attorney General and Reporter of the State of Tennessee and Office of University Counsel. Perform related tasks and special projects as assigned.

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with experience.

Required Skills:

Law degree and current license to practice law in the State of Tennessee required.

Required Experience:

Minimum five (5) years of experience as a practicing attorney working in a higher education institution, governmental agency, or similar experience in the private legal sector.


Prior higher education, real estate, and/or state/federal governmental experience preferred.

How To Apply

Interested applicants should submit the following required materials: (1) a cover letter indicating interest in the position, (2) a resume, (3) online application submitted at